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● The main va­ri­eties of lime grown in New Zealand are Tahi­tian, Bearss, Mex­i­can or Key limes, and Kaf­fir or Makrut, which are more prized for their leaves than their fruit.

● Val­ued for both the acid­ity of its juice and the flo­ral aroma of its zest, lime is com­mon in Mex­i­can, Viet­namese and Thai dishes.

● When limes are fully ripe they turn yel­low.

● At room tem­per­a­ture, limes will stay fresh for up to a week. Wrapped loosely in a sealed plas­tic bag in the re­frig­er­a­tor crisper, they’ll keep for about 14 days.

● If you have sur­plus limes, freeze the zest and juice in ice cube trays to use in sum­mer drinks and desserts.

● Bri­tish sailors were nick­named ‘limeys’ due to their use of limes.

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